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Environmental Law Center Faculty

Vermont Law School's Environmental Faculty Features National and International Leaders in the Field


ELC faculty are scholars who challenge conventional wisdom and push the envelope of knowledge, and professionals who respect environmental values, enjoy what they do, and devote their talents to making the world a better place.

These talented individuals include litigators involved in major cases before the United States Supreme Court; scholars whose books, articles, and law journal articles are cited by legal peers; and researchers who collaborate with other noted authorities across the nation and around the world.

The faculty’s broad spectrum of environmental law and policy expertise includes:

  • corporate and municipal environmental matters
  • energy
  • endangered species
  • environmental justice
  • "green taxes"
  • international environmental law
  • land use law
  • national security and the environment
  • Superfund
  • urban planning issues
  • water and wetlands
  • wildlife and wilderness law

Please refer to the listings below for more information on individual environmental faculty members.

 

Christopher Ahlers LLM '13
Assistant Professor of Law
Staff Attorney, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

Tracy Bach
Professor of Law

Betsy Baker
Associate Professor of Law
Senior Fellow for Oceans and Energy, Institute for Energy and the Environment

Laurie Beyranevand '03
Associate Professor of Law
Associate Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems

Richard O. Brooks
Professor of Law Emeritus
Founding Director, Environmental Law Center

Michael Dworkin
Professor of Law
Director, Institute for Energy and the Environment

Stephen Dycus
Professor of Law

John D. Echeverria
Professor of Law

David Firestone
Professor of Law

Jackie Gardina
Professor of Law

Hillary Hoffmann
Professor of Law

Kevin Jones
Associate Director and Senior Fellow for Energy Technology and Policy, Institute for Energy and the Environment

Siu Tip Lam
Assistant Professor of Law
Director, U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law

Mark Latham
Professor of Law
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Yanmei Lin
Associate Director, U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law

Reed Elizabeth Loder
Professor of Law

Marc Mihaly
Professor of Law
President and Dean

Janet E. Milne
Professor of Law
Director, Environmental Tax Policy Institute

Laura Murphy
Assistant Professor of Law
Associate Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

Sean Nolon
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Dispute Resolution Program

Patrick A. Parenteau
Professor of Law
Special Counsel, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic
Senior Fellow, Institute for Energy and the Environment

Craig M. Pease
Professor of Science and Law

Rebecca Purdom '96
Associate Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Innovation and New Programs
Director, Distance Learning
Fellow, Center for Food and Agriculture Systems

Jamie Renner
Assistant Professor of Law

Laurie Ristino
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems

Douglas A. Ruley
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

Kenneth Rumelt LLM'12
Assistant Professor of Law
Staff Attorney, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

Christine Ryan
Adjunct Professor of Law
Environmental Law Librarian

Melissa Scanlan
Associate Professor of Law
Associate Dean, Environmental Law Program
Director, Environmental Law Center

James Gustave Speth
Professor of Law

Benjamin K. Sovacool
Visiting Associate Professor
Senior Researcher for Energy Security, Institute for Energy and the Environment

Jack Tuholske
Visiting Professor of Law
Director, Water and Justice Program

Joan Vogel
Professor of Law

L. Kinvin Wroth
Professor of Law
Director, Land Use Institute